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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 12:25 PM   #1
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help: using US iTunes gift card from Canada

Hi, I have an Apple TV coming in the mail as we speak. I want to rent HD movies from iTunes, so I'm going to buy a US iTunes gift card.

My question is: When I get the gift card, how do I go about using it? I know in iTunes on my Mac I can switch to the US store and click "redeem" and enter the code. But won't iTunes say something like "you don't live in the US, sorry" -- pretty sure I've seen that message before.

Or is there a "redeem" button on the Apple TV itself that I should use instead?

Any help is greatly appreciated, I don't want to accidentally ruin my only US Gift Card. Thanks!
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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 12:28 PM   #2
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You are going to need to make up an American address.
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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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You are going to need to make up an American address.
So I open iTunes on my Mac. Switch to the US store, click "redeem", enter the code and a US address. And then how does it work, I log in with the US account from the Apple TV? Hopefully this will all be clear to me when I get the thing set up, just don't want to mess things up.
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So I open iTunes on my Mac. Switch to the US store, click "redeem", enter the code and a US address. And then how does it work, I log in with the US account from the Apple TV? Hopefully this will all be clear to me when I get the thing set up, just don't want to mess things up.
Yep that's all you do, you're just creating a US account using the gift card. Once you click the redeem button it's all straight forward after that.
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Old Mar 29th, 2008, 01:02 PM   #5
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What I did first was log out of the existing account I had set up in iTunes (with my Canadian address). I then hit "redeem" and did what others have told you - set up an American Account ... search for U.S. Best Buys or UPS stores or something ... they'll give you a full, usable american address complete with zip code
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Old Mar 29th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #6
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You are going to need to make up an American address.
A popular address for this purpose is:

1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014


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A popular address for this purpose is:

1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
Nice!

What's with these gift cards that are being offered at more than face value on eBay? And then there are those ones from China at less than face value.

Any suggestions for the best place to get US iTunes gift cards?
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The gift cards from the U.S. are more than face value because the guy selling it wants to make a few dollars! I paid $17 for a $15 card ... figured that was fair.
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Old Apr 18th, 2008, 03:07 PM   #9
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So ... another question then.

If I have my Apple TV all set up with my Canadian ITunes account, what happens when I try to setup an American account? Will it delete everything from my ATV hard drive?

I guess what I'm trying to say is can my ATV be used for both US and Canadian accounts?

Thanks.

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Here's a good address
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